The funding was announced by Llew O'Brien MP, Federal Member for Wide Bay at the club's home ground in Tewantin. 

It is expected the upgraded lighting will allow more players and teams to access the Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club home ground, with added action to include Sunshine Coast men's and women's first grade matches to be played under-lights.

"The club's new lighting system is going to allow them to play in the cooler hours when the sun’s gone down, extending their ability to practice and improving utility of the grounds for match times," Mr. O'Brien said. 

"By increasing the availability and accessibility of the ground, the Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club will be able to attract more visiting teams, host more local, intrastate and interstate championships and thereby boost the local tourism market.
 
“It’s a win for Noosa sports fans, the wider community and local businesses, and I thank Brett Lea and everyone at Tewantin Noosa Cricket for bringing this application forward that will help to make their players shine," he continued. 

The funding will be delivered by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities. The upgraded lighting is part of a broader master plan for the Noosa Tewantin home ground, with Queensland Cricket set to contribute additional funds under the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.

For information on how clubs can access grants and funding, visit the Queensland Cricket website or contact Paul.Leven@qldcricket.com.au.